Nondestructive Testing Students Meet Early Job Success
Dalton grew up in the small down of Norwood, LA and graduated from Centreville Academy Highschool. After graduation he worked in a plant building scaffolding while taking NDT classes. He is now employed full time and plans to become certified in all tech areas in order to get his APT 570 and 510.
Hear what Dalton has to say about his career since earning his credential with BRCC.
"My current employer is Sentinel Integrity Solutions. Starting out they have given me a rate of $20 per hour. This is a great company that is growing fast, everyone here has each others back. I've been sent on a few jobs outside of Louisiana, this includes Texas, Michigan, and Indianapolis."
Some advice from Dalton:
"Pay attention in class and make sure to study and get the best grades you can. Companies that come to the class to interview and hire people like to look at that background of the student to see if they are worth hiring. Also when you start working, make sure to keep your OJT sheet updated with your work hours after every day. You will need proof of on job training hours before you can be tested to become a level I, II, or III in what ever section you're trying to be tested out in. The more certifications you acquire will make you a more valuable asset to a company, which means you will make more money."
Noah went to Live Oak High School and worked as a restaurant manager and worked in the fabrication shop of a cattle ranch. He received his nondestructive testing certification February of 2022 and is now working with Capitol Ultrasonics LLC (Acuren) based in Exxon Mobil for $19 per hour. He works as an RT, UT, MT and PT assistant.
Medical Billing and Coding Summer Cohort
BRCC Workforce Solutions Medical Billing and Coding class is a 6 month long intensive and accelerated program that prepares participants to pass the American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC) Exam. The following students completed the program and are preparing for the AAPC exam this August. Good luck completers, we are so proud of you!
Completers above: Kristian Mitchell, Ciera Scorr, Paris Rodney, Keanuh Hebert, and Kaylon Harris.
Woman's Hospital CNA Cohort
Congratulations to our Woman's Hospital Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) students who have successfully completed this fast paced training program. These students have also finished a 1-week externship at the hospital and will be taking their Prometric certification exam soon. The certification exam includes both a written and hands-on skills assessment and will allow these students to be included on the Louisiana Registry of Certified Nurse Aides. Congratulations completers!!!